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Like most church congregations, we worship, study, pray and care for one another. Our passion is working together to try to make the world a better place. By doing tangible, concrete things that improve people’s lives, we honor God and live out what Jesus means when he says, “Love God and love your neighbor.” If that resonates with you, we hope you’ll check us out online and someday soon in person!

About BSPC

Sunday Worship

August 16 worship will include a sermon by Amy Miracle
based on Matthew 15:21-28 and the baptism of Elin O’Neil, daughter of Brett and Elizabeth O’Neil. We will hear a moving update from our Mission Partner in Peru, Jed Koball.
Pre-recorded service will be streamed at 8:45 a.m. and then available throughout the rest of the morning and week.

Watch Our
Worship Services

Click to go to BSPC Facebook Page for Information and to See Streamed Worship Services

Global Mission
Fundraiser

Marion Medical Mission Shallow Wells Project in Africa

In August, we are raising money for our partners in Peru, the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the U.S./Mexico border, and other partner countries in Africa. Click below to visit our online Global Mission Fundraiser form to see the requests of our partners and to allocate where you would like your donation to go. Give your donations to BSPC via check or pay online by clicking on the link below. Please, consider giving generously.

2020 Global Mission Fundraiser form
Visit the BSPC online donation page
Read Updates from Our Mission Partners

Broad Street Food Pantry
Needs Volunteers

Food Pantry Volunteers Delivering Food to Shoppers' Cars in Food Pantry Driveway

Coronavirus stimulus benefits have expired and the Broad Street Food Pantry is busier than ever! The Pantry needs volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekdays. Volunteers follow social distancing and occupancy guidelines, delivering boxes of food to shoppers who wait in the East Wing driveway. Come share smiles and help neighbors in need. Click the button below to sign up. Questions . . . call Food Pantry Director Kathy Kelly-Long at 614-221-6552 ext. 2.

Click Here to Volunteer at the Food Pantry

We Are a Matthew 25 Church, actively engaged in the world.

Picture yourself in a stadium. When you randomly stand up and wave your hands, it doesn’t create much of a visual impact, but if each of us stands up in a coordinated wave, it is visually powerful and moving.

At their July meeting, the Broad Street Session – the church’s governing body – voted to join in Matthew 25, a growing wave circling our denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA).

“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. … just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25: 35-36, 40)

Matthew 25 is a movement in:
1. Building congregational vitality
2. Dismantling structural racism
3. Eradicating systemic poverty

Broad Street’s Social Justice Committee raises our awareness of social injustices and tries to identify individual actions each of us can take to address an injustice. The committee has been reflecting on how to respond to the unprecedented concerns about systemic racial injustices in our country. We have asked God to help us discern what our committee should be doing and what our congregation and leadership should be doing in response.

The bold vision of Matthew 25 challenges us to engage actively in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. The Social Justice Committee challenges each individual, team, committee, and council to engage actively in at least one focus area, listed above. This is an opportunity to join with others at Broad Street and beyond to amplify our impact.

2020 Fundraising Campaign:
Thank You! Thank You!

On behalf of every child, youth, adult, and family in Central Ohio who will have an opportunity to learn and grow, with a roof over their heads and food on their table, we thank you. Thank you to all who gave during the 2020 Neighborhood Ministries campaign.

As we await details from The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give, we already know this year’s campaign was a great success! That success could not have happened without You!

Thank you for supporting our work alleviating and addressing the inequities that persist in our community. And, more importantly, thank you for standing with our community during this most unprecedented moment. Together we will make a difference.

Online Meditation Class Starts
Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Take an hour for yourself to develop calm, mindfulness, and compassion. Broad Street member, experienced meditation teacher, and health educator Betty Brown offers an online meditation class at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights via Zoom, starting again on August 18.

If interested, email Betty at bwellayurvedahealthcoach@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

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What Is God Calling
Us To Do?

Dear Broad Street Community,

As we grapple with the effects of a pandemic and ongoing injustice toward people of color, we have come to another crossroads as a nation. Many of us are wondering: What is our part in this? What is God calling us to do?

Our colleagues at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte have made available a 21-Day Race Equity Challenge, adapted from Eddie Moore’s 21 day challenge. We and the Session, the governing body of the church, invite you to join us. For twenty-one days, we are committing to daily engagement with these different resources. There are video clips, articles, podcasts, and materials for children and families — some can be completed in just a few minutes, others will take longer, but each provides information for us to prayerfully digest as we seek to better understand the concept of race and how it affects us.

We hope you will join us in committing to this challenge. Save or print the planning tool to note what you hear, read, or watch. A Zoom confersation about the challenge is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23. For more information email Ann Palmerton at apalmerton@bspc.org

During the June Session meeting we articulated a hope: that when we return at last to in-person worship, we might return better than we were before. May it be so!

With gratitude and in hope,

Amy Miracle, Ann Palmerton and Brittany Porch
Broad Street Presbyterian Church

Myers Park Presbyterian Church 21-Day Race Equity Challenge

Food Pantry
Free Produce Giveaway

Invitation to BSPC Free Produce Giveaway

Invitation to BSPC Free Produce Giveaway

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Upcoming Events

All activities, events, and meetings at the church are suspended until further notice, with the exception of the Food Pantry, Columbus Early Learning Centers and Heartland High School.

Church staff members are working remotely. Please reach out to staff via voicemail or email.

COMPASS staff will continue to assist residents through their current online portal.

Love all, give more, spend less, worship fully.

ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY
No in-person worship until further notice. We will stream our worship service at www.facebook.com/BSPCColumbus